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Call for submissions: Monitoring the Family Violence Reforms

The Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor’s final report is examining what has changed since the Royal Commission into Family Violence released its report in 2016, and what remains to be done.

To inform her report, the Monitor called for submissions from the family violence sector and other stakeholders through Engage Victoria. The campaign ran from 1 June 2020 to 26 July 2020 and sought the views of organisations, individual practitioners and advocates on:

  • how the family violence service system, and users’ experience of it, has changed since the Royal Commission
  • looking forward: what is still required in the family violence reforms
  • the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

The Monitor acknowledges that many individuals and organisations were under considerable pressure at the time the call for submissions was made. The Monitor is extremely grateful for the strong and diverse response and thanks those who shared their insights and experiences.

The analysis of submissions will be used to identify progress and areas requiring further attention in the implementation of Victoria’s family violence reforms. It will also inform the Monitor's report to Parliament in 2021. A copy of the report will be provided to those who made a submission.

Submissions received

In total, 125 submissions were received, consisting of:

  • 36 submissions from individuals
  • 89 submissions from organisations

The sectors represented by individuals/organisations who made submissions are illustrated in the graphs below.

Figure 1A: Number of individual submissions by respondent role

Figure 1A: Number of individual submissions by respondent role
Figure 1A: Number of individual submissions by respondent role

Individual submissions

Academic 1
Education practitioner 3
Legal/mediation practitioner 1
Other 4
Other practitioner 6
Psychological/counselling practitioner 4
Specialist family violence practitioner 10
Victim survivor 7
Grand Total 36

Download: Number of individual submissions

Figure 1B: Number of organisational submissions by organisation type

Figure 1B: Number of organisational submissions by organisation type
Figure 1B: Number of organisational submissions by organisation type

Organisational submissions

Academic 2
Advocacy 5
Community service 10
Family violence alliance/partnership 9
Gender equity and prevention 3
Government agency 2
Legal/mediation service 7
Mental health service 3
Peak body 9
Professional representative body 7
Psychological/counselling service 2
Regional Integration Committee 3
Specialist family violence service 19
Health/community health service 6
Total 86
Download: Number of organisational submissions

Find a list of all submissions received

Permission to publish was provided for 91 of the 125 submissions. For these, the full submission in Pdf format can be accessed by clicking on the submission title in the list.

More information

For further information, please contact:

Megan Wendt, Senior Project Officer
Office of the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor
Phone: 0419 470 880
Email: megan.wendt@fvrim.vic.gov.au

Reviewed 12 October 2020

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